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  • Pence OKs Education Standards for Indiana; Hit as Common Core Remix

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence yesterday signed off on new education standards for Indiana schools despite protests from Hoosiers who say the standards are a rebranded form of the much-disputed Common Core program. “We have clearly become not only the first state to step out of the Common Core but in … More

    Even Captain America Wants Tax Breaks

    Today’s the day: #CaptainAmerica #WinterSoldier explodes into theaters worldwide! Got your tickets yet? pic.twitter.com/wYPUK21c1r — Captain America (@CaptainAmerica) April 4, 2014 “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which began storming U.S. movie theaters last night, filmed key scenes last May in Washington, D.C. But few movies or TV shows not starring … More

    AFL-CIO Stages Protest Outside Heritage for Higher Minimum Wage

    About 30 protesters, chanting “You can’t survive on $7.25” and “Poverty wages have got to go,” marched today in support of a higher minimum wage outside The Heritage Foundation. AFL-CIO spokesmen at the lunchtime protest said the labor organization targeted Heritage’s Capitol Hill headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue NE because of the … More

    Boy Wonders: How Do You Solve Math Problem with Essay?

    A second-grader in San Jose, Calif., knew how to find the difference on his math homework, but struggled to come up with answers for a “number sentence” and essay question that would square with new national education standards. So the boy offered the best response he could. “I got the … More

    Rep. Marlin Stutzman: 'Common Core Not the Answer' on Education (VIDEO)

    The national standards known as Common Core are moving education in America in the opposite direction from solutions, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R–Ind.) told The Foundry in an exclusive interview today. “We need to get the federal government out of the education business,” Stutzman said during Conversations with Conservatives, a monthly gathering … More

    Crisis for Common Core: Indiana's Uncommon Ruckus Over Education Standards

    INDIANAPOLIS – What’s wrong with public education in America today? Across the country, just about everyone has an opinion. Very few, though, have the power to implement sweeping reforms. In Indiana, a driver for the Uber car-for-hire service gets his mother on the phone for a reporter. Sharon Hurt is … More

    Jimmy Kimmel Can’t Find Any Obamacare Takers

    Jimmy Kimmel is getting a lot of comedy mileage out of the Obamacare rollout. Every time a new Obamacare problem pops up, the late night talk show host has a new punchline. Tuesday night, Kimmel asked his Hollywood audience if any had signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov. Not a … More

    You Answered: Which Super Bowl Ad Was Your Favorite?

    This week, we asked you to pick your favorite Super Bowl ad. Budweiser won over conservatives in droves, according to our informal poll. You told us you loved both Budweiser ads, though the love story between a puppy and a Clydesdale (watch below) may have a slight edge over the … More

    What Will Obama Say? Play a Round of SOTU Bingo

    When President Obama stands in front of both chambers of Congress and delivers the annual State of the Union, what he says rarely comes as a surprise. Five years into his presidency, how easy is it to guess what this President will say tonight? Every time he references one of … More

    Heritage Wins Tweetie Award for Best Use of Twitter

    Twitter recognized The Heritage Foundation’s digital team for its creative use of the micro-blogging platform today in an award ceremony hosted by Twitter DC. Heritage won a Tweetie Trophy for Best Use of Rich Media in a Promoted Tweet. Twitter singled out a tweet from the @Heritage handle that shared … More